|On a nature walk
We have known each other near these two years now, thrust together after the attentions of a meddling Aunt in London. From the very beginning, Miss Waterman's Aunt seemed to be on a campaign designed solely to bring us together. Miss Waterman was sent to the United States where she was given over to the care of her new guardians, the Hegewoods. We were much in the same social circles as I was in my state of half pay from the Navy. Through letters and our many encounters at various parties, balls and other such events I have discovered that Miss Waterman and I share a multitude of common thoughts and interests.
|Reading to my girls
|Playing at tug-of-war
|A stolen kiss under the mistletoe.